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What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s? 

Samantha Dillinger
Updated August 6, 2019 16.1k votes 1.5k voters 13.6k views 23 items

List Rules Vote up the lunch items that really made your day as a youngster.

School lunch in the '90s was notoriously not nutritious, yet kids loved taco Tuesdays, rectangle pizzas, and prepackaged burritos. The best '90s school lunch item was somewhere between nachos and Minute Maid juice bars; foods you probably wouldn't eat as an adult but that once defined your favorite day of the week. 

Although school lunches have become progressively healthier over the years, with powerful advocates working hard to provide students with fresh fruits and vegetables as well as affordable hot meals and desserts, it doesn't change the fact that '90s kids still fondly remember unwrapping their buddy burgers with a tray of smiley fries and an ice cream cup.  

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Square Pizza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Square Pizza
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Ice Cream Cups is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Ice Cream Cups
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Chocolate Milk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Chocolate Milk
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Tater Tots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Tater Tots
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Chicken Nuggets is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Chicken Nuggets
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Chicken Patty Sandwich ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Chicken Patty Sandwich
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Juice Bars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Juice Bars
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French Toast Sticks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
French Toast Sticks
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Hamburger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Hamburger
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Corn Dog is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Corn Dog
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Nachos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Nachos
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Tacos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Tacos
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Sloppy Joe's is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Sloppy Joe's
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Turkey And Mashed Potato... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Turkey And Mashed Potatoes
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Smiley Fries is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Smiley Fries
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Fruit Cups is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Fruit Cups
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Peanut Butter And Jelly ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Peanut Butter And Jelly
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Meatball Sub is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Meatball Sub
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Spaghetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Spaghetti
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Grilled Cheese is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Grilled Cheese
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Bean And Cheese Burrito ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Bean And Cheese Burrito
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Fish Sticks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Fish Sticks
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Pasta Shells is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Was The Best School Lunch Item In The ‘90s?
Pasta Shells